Update: Bar Worker Released, Investigation Continues
ST. CLOUD - The Stearns County Attorney says a man arrested after an incident early Sunday morning outside of the Press Bar in downtown St. Cloud has been released from jail and has not been charged at this time. Twenty-year-old Patrick McNeely is employed as a bouncer at the bar.
Officers found a 21-year-old man lying unconscious on the sidewalk at about 1:45 a.m.
County Attorney Janelle Kendall says charges in the case are still possible, depending on further investigation.
Police say the incident is still under investigation, and they are asking any witnesses to come forward.
Anyone with information regarding the above incident is urged to contact the St. Cloud Police Department at 320-251-1200, or Tri-County Crime Stoppers at 320-255-1301,1-800-255-1301, or at www.tricountycrimestoppers.org
Crime tips can also be texted to Tri-County Crimestoppers. Enter 274637 (“Crimes”) into the destination box, start your text with TRITIP, enter a space, then type in the tip information.
Witness reports at the scene told police McNeely placed the man in a headlock and threw him to the ground, causing him to strike his head on the sidewalk. The injured man was taken to St. Cloud Hospital with non life-threatening injuries.